I love DIY gifts and ornaments are something that everyone can hang on their tree and remember an occasion by. I set out to find some easy ways to customize ornaments that you can do quickly and easily. I ordered some ornaments from Amazon and I set out to find rejects I could complete with craft supplies I already had on hand.
Top left-The first thing I tried was simply putting paint inside the ornaments. I removed the top and then poured a little bit in. You can roll it around and watch to make sure you cover the inside of the globe completely. I also found it helpful to cover the top of the ornament with my finger and give it a gentle shake. Use traditional holiday colors or coordinate with the color scheme of your home. Balance the ornament on its opening to drain out extra paint.
Top right-Crayon melting is really popular right now. I decided to try it inside of ornaments! I cut or small shavings of crayons and then used a blow dryer on hot to melt the crayon. When it starts melting, turn the ornament over to create a pattern you want. Mix and match colors and add more crayon for a more thorough covering. This is a great project for kids. However, be careful the ornament can get hot. Balance the ornament on its opening to drain out extra wax.
Middle left-The pack of ornaments I ordered.
Middle picture of middle row-I used some alcohol dye inside of each ornament….I then drained it out by turning the ornament upside down. Before it was completely dry, I added a complimentary color of glitter. The result was a really pretty and opalescence ornament. This picture doesn’t do it justice.
Middle row, right hand side-Just a little bit of glue applied to the outside of an ornament and some sprinkled Epsom salt makes an ornament look just like a glistening snowball. These are a little fragile, but would look stunning on a holiday tree!
Bottom row, left hand side-Exterior glitter is a little more messy, but it’s stunning. Again, coat the outside with glue and then sprinkle with glitter. I used a paper plate to catch the extra. This is so sparkly when held up against holiday lights and you can make them in any color you want!
Bottom row, middle-This is another super easy set of instructions…just take off the ornament’s top and put glitter inside. Put your finger over the top and shake until the whole interior is covered. Super easy, not very messy and really pretty!
Bottom row, right-This might be my favorite. I removed the top and put Epsom salt inside. It looks just like snow! These ornaments were too small to do so, but you could add mini trees or pine cones if you wanted.